Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1655
Overview Diaries, correspondence, notes, receipts, and newspaper clippings of a lumberman and stockman from Morgantown, West Virginia. Subjects include Johnson's agricultural activities, his extensive timber dealings in Monongalia County, and the rafting of logs to Pittsburgh and intermediate points on the Monongahela River.
Collection Number: A&M.0164
Overview Personal and business papers of the Martinsburg agriculturalist and banker who was a representative of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington and a member of the West Virginia Senate, 1907-1913. Much of the material relates to fruit growing and marketing and other business activities of Silver, as well as Democrat politics. Subjects covered include: requests and discussions of the merits of political appointments; lobbying within and through the Democrat Party for agricultural...
Collection Number: A&M.0193
Scope and Contents A typed letter signed from Howard M. Gore, Secretary of Agriculture to Congressman Ernest R. Ackerman justifying the work of the USDA representatives in foreign countries to study agriculture conditions, to further research in pest control, and to determine the product standards of other nations to be met by U.S. exporters of raw and processed agricultural products.
Collection Number: A&M.0198
Scope and Contents The official papers of the 17th governor of West Virginia. Gore's career began in World War I when he was assistant food administrator in West Virginia; and in 1921 he went to Washington as a livestock appraiser and specialist in marketing livestock in the Department of Agriculture; he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, and upon the Death of Henry C. Wallace, was made Secretary of Agriculture (November 22, 1924- March 4, 1925). In addition to his papers as Governor, other series...
Collection Number: A&M.2987
Overview One leaf with a different message on each side. The first is a letter to Clark from Joel Davidson of Ice's Ferry, West Virginia, promoting a folk-medicine cancer cure. En verso is a letter written by Clark to Lyman Robbins requesting a subscription to a dairy farming newspaper. Clark, a Bridgeport, Ohio, cheesemaker, mentions selling cheese to Union soldiers.
Collection Number: A&M.1451
Overview Correspondence, legal and business papers, mercantile records and tax receipt books of Isaac McNeel, who operated a store at Edray and Mill Point, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, served as sheriff of the county, operated a gristmill, raised livestock, and was appointed provost marshal of the county in 1862 by the Confederate Army. The collection also includes letters and school reports of McNeel's sons, Winters and Summers, while students at Washington and Lee and the Medical and Law...
Collection Number: A&M.2316
Overview Originals and copies of clippings and photographs concerning the life and career of Izetta Jewel Kenny Brown Miller. Her career included work in the theater, Women's Suffrage Movement, radio, agriculture, television, and politics. Her first husband was William Gay Brown, Sr., West Virginia Congressman from Kingwood, and her second marriage was to Dr. Hugh Miller of the faculties of George Washington University and Union College. In 1922 and 1924, Mrs. Brown ran for the nomination as the...
Dates: ca. 1908-1973
Collection Number: A&M.2947
Overview The photographs and negatives of the Gerbrick Studio of Martinsburg whose most prominent proprietor was Jacob H. Gerbrick. There are group and individual portraits as well as pictures of business and industry, modes of transportation, schools, churches, residences, clubs and organizations, and social events. These photographs reflect life in Martinsburg and the extreme Eastern panhandle, including unique events such as strikes or floods, annual events such as festivals and parades, and everyday...
Collection Number: A&M.0054
Overview Papers of a livestock broker, farmer, and merchant of Mingo Flats, Randolph County, who was associated with John T. McGraw in the development of Marlinton and the purchase and sale of land, coal, and timber in neighboring Pocahontas County. There are some items of Civil War interest, while the bulk of the correspondence relates to the marketing of ginseng, beeswax, wool, venison, animal pelts, and farm machinery. There is significant correspondence relating to state politics and railroads....
Dates: ca. 1840-1900
Collection Number: A&M.1146
Scope and Contents Family papers of Alexander Smith, Charles Edgar Brown, and Joseph Moreland; correspondence; materials relating to local history and Moreland's civic, social, religious, and professional activities. Typescript on the Union in West Virginia Coal Fields; a bound typescript on the History of the Various Courts of Monongalia County; and abstracts and legal papers of the Connellsville Basin Coke Company. Material also includes plats and maps relating to the residential and...